How Health Care Can Help Climate Change

Paul Linzmeyer will present the Climate Change Coalition of Door County’s monthly program at 7 pm on July 7, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 10341 Water St., Ephraim. The topic is “Why Health Care Needs to Lead in Responding to Climate Change.” The program is free and open to the public.

In his talk, Linzmeyer will discuss the nature of a sustainability culture, why health care institutions should lead in fostering climate change resiliency, tools to help facilities and communities assess their resiliency, and how to engage stakeholders ranging from businesses and nongovernmental organizations to communities and citizens.

Linzmeyer is the sustainability leader at ThedaCare, the largest employer in northeastern Wisconsin with seven hospitals, 35 clinics and more than 6,500 employees. He has spent 35 years as a business activist in Chicago, Denver and Green Bay. Linzmeyer, recognized as an international strategist on business innovation and sustainability principles, was a U.S. delegate to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Sustainable Manufacturing and Eco-Innovation Committee. He is a past chair of the Wisconsin Workforce Investment Council, the Bay Area Workforce Development Board, and the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce. He served for many years with the University of Wisconsin – Nelson Institute’s Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts and chaired the Industry Committee of the Wisconsin Global Warming Task Force. Currently he serves on the board of the Green Bay Public Market and as a member of the Novation Environmental Advisory Group and the Health Care Without Harm’s National Climate Change Council.